PlayStation 5: eBay Cracks Down On Scammers Selling Photos Of The PS5

PlayStation 5: eBay Cracks Down On Scammers Selling Photos Of The PS5

Consumers still looking to purchase a PlayStation 5 don’t have it particularly easy if going through unofficial channels. On the one hand, PS5 scalpers are thoroughly enjoying the latest console launch, with certain groups even bragging about how many consoles they’ve scooped up to sell at exorbitant prices. Scammers on the other hand are keeping things on the down low, though eBay has recently issued a statement confirming its intent to crack down on at least one notable type of PS5 scam.

Reports have been coming in of PlayStation 5 scammers that are misleading people into purchasing a photo of a PS5 on eBay instead of the real thing. Thankfully, eBay is aware of this issue. “We condemn these opportunistic sellers who are attempting to mislead other users,” eBay said in a statement to Eurogamer. “We are in the process of removing all listings for photos of PS5s from our marketplace and will be taking appropriate action against the sellers. For any purchase, but especially highly priced or in-demand items, buyers should exercise caution and thoroughly read the listing description.”

Buyers who receive an item which is not as described are entitled to a refund via our eBay Money Back Guarantee, provided they completed the transaction on the eBay platform.”

It’s important to note that, while eBay is committed to removing photos of PS5s, listings that accurately refer to their product as a picture of the console will likely remain, and it’ll be up to the consumer to recognize that they won’t be getting an actual console for their money. eBay’s statement is at the very least a step in the right direction, and as inventory improves, scammers and scalpers will soon find themselves out of business.

So, thoughts on eBay’s commitment to crack down on PlayStation 5 scammers? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

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Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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